new jog stroller!

I have great friends. I mean seriously. Great friends.

Lately I have started running again. Well, I use the term “running” loosely b/c I run and walk. For me that is hard. My pride steps in and YELLS that i should NOT be walking. It tells me that I’m an athlete and athlete’s don’t walk. It tells me that I ran two half-marathon’s last year and I should be able to run longer and harder than this. It tells me to STOP walking and START running.

BUT I have a great excuse. I have been pushing my kids in a stroller. Not a jog stroller, but yet just a regular ole’ double stroller. One used for strolling. One used for mall trips. One used for the outlet malls. One used for zoo trips, NOT one used for jogging.

On the fourth of July our friends Steven and Maris were meeting us at home to go over to the Shingleton’s for their party. While I was getting ready, Maris told me to come outside and look at something. I walked around the corner to our backyard and this is what I found:

Oh yes the BUSH’S and the INGRAM’S bought me a brand new jog stroller!!!!  Did you get that???  Two of my best friends in the whole wide world saw that I was trying to get back into running and needed something to push my kids in.  WOW!  Recently I posted about how I was getting back into running and was looking around for a jog stroller.  I got lots of great feedback from friends and my favorite one was from Kristen and she told me about this one.

You see Maris had run with me a few times in the old stroller and knew the pain that both  myself and my kids endured on those runs!

I am so extremely thankful for these friends of mine that have blessed me so much for no reason at all other than that they love me and care for me.  WOW!  Those are friends.  Now it’s my turn to bless someone.  🙂

I’m not sure who was more excited about this, me or my kids!  Cayden was so happy about our new running stroller!!  Maybe he endured more pain in the old one than Deacon did!  🙂

I brought my jog stroller with me to OHIO this week and have been running 2 miles in the mornings.  I usually do a 3:2 routine.  Run for 3 min then walk for 2 and so on.  I’m telling you, I’m so out of shape!  Well, I’m super proud b/c today I did run 3, walk 2, run 3, walk 2, run 4, walk 1, and then I ran the last 7 minutes without stopping!  That was huge for me.  Since I started running almost two weeks ago that’s the longest I’ve gone without stopping or walking!

I love my jog stroller.  I love Bush & Maris.  I love Jimmie & Laura.


15 responses to “new jog stroller!

  1. How awesome 😀 !! I bet the boys will cheer you on too.

  2. minivanmoments

    That is so cool……I wish it only took a stroller to get me running…..but instead it would take a large dog chasing me!!! You do have amazing friends!

  3. What an awesome gift! What awesome friends 🙂

  4. Heather Sepulveda

    awesome, awesome friends!

  5. sweet! that stroller looks awesome. what precious friends you have!

  6. wow! i am sure you will get SUCH great use out of that stroller!!

    what a blessing from such great friends!

  7. AWESOME! That made me smile…

  8. That is such a huge blessing!!!! WOW!!!!!! I know you will cherish it on every run. 🙂

  9. Hi! I found you through Christine at Welcome to My Brain. She and my hubby went to college together back in the day. Our daughter is adopted from China and we just started this week with an adoption from Haiti for our son. Christine said that YOU are the one with lots of contacts! ; ) We have made tons of cyber friends with daughters from China and now I need to find the adoptive Haitian cyber community. I will be back to search around more! ; )

  10. Wow, that is awesome. I just love good friends, where would we be without them.

  11. Oh yeah, I’m sure you deserve it. Wish we lived closer, I’m a runner too, in my spare time that is… Happy running…

  12. Hey, I have the very same colors! 🙂 Don’t you love it? You have some sweet friends, to be sure.

    I hear you on the walk/run thing. I am just getting back into it and I’m so frustrated that I can’t just run three miles straight like I used to.

    Okay, if you really want to trick your stroller out, look at this:

    Two cupholders and a space for your ipod and cellphone. Fits perfectly on the Instep. 🙂

  13. ok, i think we are really twins … i have that dress in orange and i got a double jogger just like that off of Craig’s list … Bring it Monday when you come and perhaps we can swim and then jog or jog and then swim or just take a picture of us w/ our joggers and not really run … hee hee

    Just finished SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME … have you read it yet ??? It was a amazing … and so REAL …

  14. Wow. How sweet! That is a true picture of what true community should look like… What an encouragement, thank you for sharing! 🙂

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